Research Associate

King's College London - Centre for Developmental Neurobiology

Grade 6 position, basic annual salary in the range £32,958 to £36,001 plus £2,923 London Allowance per annum. 

This post is fixed term for 3 years.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated post-doctoral scientist for an interdisciplinary project on the formation of synaptic molecular complexes during vertebrate development, using zebrafish, funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The post holder will join the group of Dr Robert Hindges in the Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, in collaboration with the group of Prof. Maddy Parsons in the Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics, at King’s College London.  The project will combine established in vitro systems, state-of-the-art genome editing and methods to investigate protein interactions in live zebrafish through novel in vivo advanced imaging. The post holder will benefit from advanced imaging facilities and a state-of-the-art fish facility and the vibrant and collaborative environment of the Centre for Developmental Neurobiology.

The candidate will have a biosciences PhD, preferably with neuroscience background and publication record.  Independence, motivation, good communication skills and a willingness to work as part of a team are required. Experience in microscopy and image analysis, as well as general molecular biology and biochemistry skills are essential. Experience in the zebrafish model system is desirable.

The selection process will be a presentation and panel interview. 

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Dr Robert Hindges

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 10th September 2017.

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